Permit or passport-based identity must for Kartarpur, says ISPR chief

Published November 7, 2019
Kartarpur Corridor, which provides a visa-free access to Indian Sikhs to Kartarpur Gurdwara, will be inaugurated on Saturday.  — AFP/File
Kartarpur Corridor, which provides a visa-free access to Indian Sikhs to Kartarpur Gurdwara, will be inaugurated on Saturday. — AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Wednesday said that Indian Sikh pilgrims would require a permit or a passport-based identity to use Kartarpur Corridor.

Speaking to a private channel, the spokesman of the military said for the Sikh pilgrims this would be a legal entry through a permit or a passport-based identity.

Kartarpur Corridor, which provides a visa-free access to Indian Sikhs to Kartarpur Gurdwara, will be inaugurated on Saturday.

The corridor has been established to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, falling on Nov 12.

Prime Minister Imran Khan had on Nov 1, while announcing the completion of Kartarpur Corridor on Twitter, said that he had waived two requirements relating to passport and registering 10 days in advance. He had said that the pilgrims could visit the Gurdwara with any valid identity document.

He had further said that no fee would be charged on the day of inauguration and on Guruji’s 550th birthday.

Published in Dawn, November 7th, 2019 This is an amended version of the earlier news report.

Opinion

Editorial

Updated 16 May, 2022

Electoral reforms

EARLY elections or not? That is the question. And it seems to be weighing heavy on the mind of everyone in the...
16 May, 2022

Iran deal revival

WHERE the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 is concerned, a great deal of fluidity exists regarding its fate....
16 May, 2022

Deprived of funds

THIS May, Pakistan’s former Fata region will complete its fourth year of merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The...
Imran’s lesson
Updated 15 May, 2022

Imran’s lesson

Patronage of the security and intelligence apparatus exacts a heavy price and almost never delivers any long-term dividends.
15 May, 2022

Small mercies

AT a time when Pakistan is getting closer to the brink with its foreign currency reserves dropping to just around...
15 May, 2022

Child sexual abuse

IT is interesting that despite the strictures of society and political leaders on community evils, there is little...